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Packers announce development plans for Titletown District

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GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) -- The Green Bay Packers' plans to develop property west of Lambeau Field include a hotel, brewery, restaurant, sports medicine facility and public plaza.

The Packers own more than 65 acres around Lambeau Field in the village of Ashwaubenon. Team leaders said Thursday the first phase of development around the stadium includes 34 acres to the west.

Plumbing and hospitality company Kohler plans to build a high-end hotel in the Titletown District. Kohler last week hosted the PGA Championship at Whistling Straits golf course in Sheboygan. Hinterland brewery plans to move its operations to the district from downtown Green Bay. Developers would also like to include 30-50 2-story town houses with indoor parking and backyard—homes attractive to young professionals.

And, Bellin Health, a major Packers sponsor, plans to open a sports medicine clinic in the district. 

A replica of Bart Starr’s Super Bowl ring will greet visitors at the plaza. Plans for a Titletown District have been in the works since 2008, Murphy said during a news conference at Lambeau Field. Currently, there is a total of $120-$130 million in investments from the Packers, Hinterland and Kohler.

The central focus will be a public plaza/park. The park will be 10 acres and will include an ice skating rink and tailgaiting during the season. Team CEO Mark Murphy says the Packers envision future commercial, retail and residential development in the district. 

Targeted completion for the first phase of development is set for fall of 2017.

Click here to watch a Packers video with a sneak peek at the plans.

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